Case Study

Name: Peter

History:

patientPeter, age 64, was a local business owner for most of his life. He suffered from dementia that went unrecognized for several years and resulted in the lose of his business. Peter’s wife was forced to return to work to support the family. His memory loss and lack of safety awareness were of great concern to his wife. She realized Peter was not safe to be home alone while she was working. When his wife began to look at options for his care, the local Veteran’s Agent recommended she check out Blaire House of Milford Adult Day Health Program. His wife was impressed with the care and service available. Peter was able to access his veteran benefits and attend the program 5 days per week. Peter was a perfect fit from the minute he walked in the front door! He was happy, sociable and enjoyed the program. His wife was relieved that she as able to have him attend the program while she worked and remain at home with her. She drops him off before work and picks him up on her way home. Peter remained in the program for many years before eventually needing 24-hour care in a nursing home. Peter’s wife was grateful for the adult day health care program that allowed her to work and her husband to cared for in a safe environment. Anne lived in Milford all her life. She resides in senior housing.

Anne suffers from short-term memory loss. She spent her days in from of the television and lacked the opportunity to socialize with her peers. Her son was concerned because when he spoke with her each day, she was just watching television. Her son reached out to the Blaire House of Milford Adult Day Health Program to inquire about the program and its requirements. Anne now attends the program 5 days per week. She is thriving. She has made new friends and enjoys the various activities offered at the program. In addition to the socialization, she receives nursing care, nutritious meals and a weekly whirlpool bath. The program also provides her transportation to her physician appointments, thus her son doesn’t have to take time off from work.

Every day Anne puts on her make up and jewelry. She feels good about herself and looks forward to coming to the program. Now when she speaks with her son, she’s excited to tell him about her day and her friends at the program.